A MONTH long celebration of architects and landscape design in Hampshire is starting in Winchester next week.

The Live Work Play exhibition is open to the public from June 14 to July 6 at the Discovery Centre in Jewry Street, Winchester.

It shows recent work by 26 architects including several based in Winchester.

Exhibitors include award-winning practices such as PAD Studio (recent winner of three RIBA Awards), Design Engine (RIBA and Civic Trust Award winners, 2014), AR Design Studio, Design ACB, ADAM Architecture, John Pardey Architects, Hampshire County Council and Ruth Butler Architects.

Design workshops with local schools is being held at the centre on June 16, June 25 and July 2 on the work, live and play theme. They are being run with local firms Architecture PLB, PAD Studio and Design ACB.

A series of lectures are also being held at the Discovery Centre by accomplished architects including Richard Jobson, Design Engine (June 25) and Robert Sakula, Ash Sakula (July 23), talks including Keith Myers, MD of The Myers Touch – Designing kitchens with light, space and laughter (June 17), design workshops for local schools.

A football tournament is being held at Kings’ School, Winchester on June 21.

The Hampshire Festival of Architecture is being organised by the county branch of RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects.